SHINee's Taemin to complete third Korean LP with full iteration of 'Never Gonna Dance Again'

Taemin's 'Act 1' and 'Act 2' is getting combined into a total of 18 songs for 'Never Gonna Dance Again' releasing next week


                            SHINee's Taemin to complete third Korean LP with full iteration of 'Never Gonna Dance Again'
Taemin of SHINee (Getty Images)

SHINee member Taemin is set to drop another album iteration this month. Fans, mark your calendars for December 14.

According to reports, the K-pop star, now a successful solo artist, has announced that his third Korean-language album, 'Never Gonna Dance Again', is getting a complete rendition. Initially released in parts, 'Act 1' (September 7) and 'Act 2' (November 9), the latest project combines the 9 tracks of each act, making a total of 18 tracks. Fans can look forward to his hit songs such as 'Two Kids' and 'Criminal' being included on the complete album. 

Through 'Act 1 and 'Act 2' from 'Never Gonna Dance Again', Taemin solidified his solo career and leveraged the project to solve his concerns and challenges as an artist. Up until recently, Taemin has been active in his role as a member of supergroup Super M, who released their debut album 'Super One' in late September. The latest album to arrive from SHINee is 'Five', which released back in 2017.

The project sees him projecting a cinematic narrative with various concepts for his craft and identity. The South Korean singer took the No. 1 slot on the iTunes Top Album Chart in 34 regions worldwide with the 'Act 2' album. Additionally, it scored him a number-one on the QQ Music digital album sales chart, the largest music site in China, and yet another number-one on the Line Music Album Top 100 (Japan). 

'Never Gonna Dance Again' marks the fourth studio album in total, including his self-titled Japanese LP. The singer also has numerous singles as a lead artist and five extended plays, including last year's acclaimed EP, 'Famous'. The EP saw him taking the crown at No. 1 on Oricon's 'Japanese Albums' albums chart and Billboard's 'Japan Hot Albums' chart.

Taemin's previous studio album 'Move' performed well in the US, as well as impacting charts in Korea and Japan. The album peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's US World Albums chart, at No 2. on Gaon's 'South Korean Albums' chart and within several top 20 positions on Japan-based charts.

Meanwhile, Taemin recently set the mood and stole the opening for the 22nd Mnet Asian Music Awards.

If you're excited for 'Never Gonna Dance Again,' Taemin’s 3rd full combined album will start pre-orders on and off-line from December 7

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